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Stormy weather and swell on the way for later this week

Stormy weather and swell on the way for later this week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview There’s a small mix of background energy from both hemispheres in the water right now bringing some fun waves to a few magnets.  My recommendation is get it Tuesday before things get ugly.  The second half of this week is looking pretty gnarly, with a big storm hitting the West [...]

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Stormy weather on the way for the weekend

Stormy weather on the way for the weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Overlapping long-period WNW (295-310) swell continues to build through Thursday, with another pulse arriving for Friday with a passing storm.  The combination of these swells should mean an increase in surf through the start of the weekend.  Saturday we’re expecting a second stronger storm that will maintain size, but with [...]

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Smaller overlapping WNW-NW swells continue

Smaller overlapping WNW-NW swells continue

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Sorry for the delay, I was hoping that postponing a couple of days would make the surf situation a little better.  Truth is conditions are really good right now, but the storm track is set up to mostly deliver smaller overlapping pulses of long period WNW (295-310) energy for about [...]

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Stormy weather and more swell on the way this week

Stormy weather and more swell on the way this week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Lots of varying conditions with these storms rolling through.  Make sure you check your local winds, as they could make a big difference.  Either way, the large surf from the weekend relaxes a little bit Monday as new long-period WNW (280-300) swell fills in, peaking Tuesday.  Another long-period swell is [...]

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Solid swells on the horizon.

Solid swells on the horizon.

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Thank you for your patience during the break.  I heard we had a couple solid swells while I was gone, so thank you for not rioting because there were no updates.  Anyways looking out, we’ve got a pretty active pattern in the works right now.  There’s currently some fun W-WNW [...]

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Better sized surf for the second half of the week

Better sized surf for the second half of the week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview A mix of medium-period W-WNW (275-295) energy arrives Tuesday/Wednesday and will be joined on Thursday by longer period WNW-NW (295-310).  The swell mix will peak Thursday/Friday before tapering off some over the weekend.  Looking further out we could see a solid WNW (280-300) arriving early next week.  Also just a [...]

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Thursday’s storm looking larger than previously expected

Thursday’s storm looking larger than previously expected

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview I’ve got updates for you this evening on the incoming WNW-NW (290-310) that should be arriving tonight, and building to a peak Wednesday night.  Then Thursday and Friday we’re expecting a fairly strong storm to swing through the region, kicking up a large fetch just off Point Conception, and then [...]

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Solid WNW-NW swells arrive for Wednesday

Solid WNW-NW swells arrive for Wednesday

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf to start off the week as wind swell eases and small southern hemi lingers in the background.  The next mix of WNW-NW (290-310) is expected to start showing up late Tuesday.  Wednesday night into Thursday we’re expecting stormier weather to bring in a mix of wind swell that [...]

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First actual NW swells arrive just in time for the long weekend

First actual NW swells arrive just in time for the long weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf through continues through the end of the work week (assuming Wednesday is your last day of work).  Then per what I’d like to say is usual, we’ve got an uptick in short to medium period WNW-NW (300+).  Swell will slowly build Thanksgiving Day.  It’s a little steep, but [...]

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Playful S swells due this weekend and early next week

Playful S swells due this weekend and early next week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Smaller surf through the end of the work week before a couple overlapping southern hemi swells fill in.  The small and playful S (175-185) swells will bring at least surfable size through the weekend and first half of next week.  During that time we’re expecting a couple Santa Ana events [...]

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